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Noticed: Is This a New XC Suspension Fork & Shock From Ohlins?


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In case you’ve been following the world cross-country mountain bike scene, you’ll discover some crew motion this 12 months. Former World Champion Jordan Sarrou introduced in November that he’s leaving Specialised Manufacturing unit Racing.  

We came upon lately that he might be becoming a member of the ranks of the BMC Manufacturing unit Staff. Upon the announcement, Sarrou posted a photograph alongside his new teammates and a crew version BMC Fourstroke.

Ohlins XC Fork BMC
Potential new Ohlins XC Fork on the BMC Manufacturing unit Staff bikes.

New Ohlins’ XC suspension line?

What caught our eyes was the Ohlins XC fork, and the shock on the gorgeous BMC machine. The fork seems to be much like the Ohilns RFX34 M.2, a 120-130mm journey fork.

Ohlins 130 M2 Fork
BikeRumors’ EU Tech Editor Cory Bensons Canyon outfitted with Ohlins RFX34 M.2

However in the event you look intently and examine the fork within the photograph to certainly one of our EU Tech Editors, Cory Bensons’ bike, you’ll discover the crown is extra sculpted. The arch is slimmer, however the 34mm stanchions look like the identical. 

Ohlins TTXC Shock
Shut-up of the doable new TTXC shock from Ohlins

Potential TTXC Air shock? 

The opposite Ohlins piece on the brand new BMC Manufacturing unit Staff bikes is the shock. That is the primary XC-focused shock we’ve seen from Ohlins, and it seems to convey a few of the tech over from the enduro world. In case you look intently, you may see a similarity to the Ohlins TTX2 Air shock, however with extra of a cross-country and/or down-country focus.  

Ohlins TTX2
The present Ohlins TTX2 shock

Ohlins are a favourite amongst many riders on the World MTB circuit, however they’re principally discovered on longer journey bikes, just like the World-Cup successful Specialised Demo of Loic Bruni. Now that extra cross-country race bikes are dabbling in 120mm journey, it’s solely pure {that a} powerhouse like Ohlins would enter the races. 

loic bruni specialized demo ohlins prototype active mtb suspension
Loic Brunis’ Specialised Demo, as seen on the 2020 World Cup in SnowShoe WV Picture: Villella

If this is a brand new mannequin aimed on the cross-country (and down-country) crowd, we might see extra riders on the fork earlier than the World Cup season kicks off. 

When requested for remark, Ohlins merely said “they’re maintaining the expertise underneath wraps till a lot later within the season…”

You possibly can try the present Ohlins fork choices right here, 


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